Gavin Doran

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Western Mirage
Location: NYC/TPA/KRK
Nationality: USA
Biography: Born in Birmingham, Alabama, on March 23, 1992, Gavin Doran and his identical twin brother, Chase, spent their formative years between the sun-kissed beaches of Destin, Florida, and the idyllic setting of their grandmother's lake house in... MORE
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Western Mirage
Copyright Gavin Doran 2024
Updated May 2023
Location Utah and Arizona
Topics Desert, Documentary, Editorial, Freedom, Health/Healing, Landscape, Lifestyle, Personal Projects, Photography, Spirituality, Travel, Vacation
Summary
A series of images I made over Christmas 2022 while traveling through the American West. It was probably the first time I had spent this time away from family, and I felt a real sense of loneliness that was exaggerated by the landscapes. Some moments I experienced felt surreal–like a weird dream or a Dali painting. As I traveled, I read Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey, and my feelings of loneliness were replaced by deep peace. The rocks transformed into figures, sunsets exploded across the sky, and I was happy to get lost in my own western mirage. 
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